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2 Months After Getting Hospitalized, 58-Year-Old WWE Legend Makes Shocking AEW Debut, Fans Go Wild: “I Was in Shock When I Heard the Name”

Published 05/25/2023, 6:00 AM EDT

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Chris Jericho and Adam Cole will battle it out in an unsanctioned match at AEW Double or Nothing. However, with only Roderick Strong by his side, it would have been difficult for Cole to deal with the entire Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, & Jake Hager).

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Therefore, to even the odds, he made a phone call to a legendary wrestling personality and asked him to join forces with him. And on the May 24 edition of AEW Dynamite, he revealed the person is none other than the ECW legend Sabu.

Chris Jericho stunned to witness Sabu joining hands with rival


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Sabu served the pro wrestling industry for 38 years. In his long career, he fought in WWE, GCW, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, ECW, CZW, All Japan Pro Wrestling, AAA Lucha Libre, and Major League Wrestling. This was the first time he ever set foot inside the AEW ring.

When he made his AEW debut yesterday, it shocked Y2J and his stable members to see him there. He wasted no time in showcasing his dominance inside the squared circle. And his first victim was Matt Menard, who received a chair shot to his face courtesy of the WWE legend.


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Pro wrestling fans all around the world went on Twitter to comment about his AEW debut.

Fans react to Sabu’s AEW debut

When Sabu’s entrance music hit, it shocked the pro wrestling universe to see him appear in the Jacksonville-based promotion. Here are some of the top comments from the fans.


“Man I was in shock when I heard the name”

“What a time to be alive. Lol”

“ok, now I have to watch aew”

“Dude that is cool af”

“Sh*t random af but W”


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A lot of fans were pretty excited to see the ECW legend inside the squared circle again.

“Hell yeah👏”

“F**k yes! Thank you AEW!”

“Good to see sabu 👏 legend”

“Letssssss f**kinnnn gooooooo”

“🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Our King of Extreme”

“Love it that’s awesome lol love sabu crazy sob”

“This is awesome. Love to see legends return on occasion. 👏👏🙌🙌”

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It elated fans to find the pro wrestling star in good health.

“Amazing he can walk! Legend”

“I’m just glad he looked healthy.”


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“Wow.. great to see sabu in good health.”

“Wow. Good to see Sabu. But hope they don’t have him doing too much”

Last month, in April, the ECW Triple Crown Champion experienced a severe medical emergency during the Squared Circle Expo and required immediate hospitalization. All thanks to God and millions of prayers, fans got a positive update about his health. Via his Twitter handle, he revealed he was doing much better.


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Written by:

Monika Thapa


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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, who brings a unique blend of fluency in language and passion for the sport to her writing. Having been a fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika writes thought-provoking articles that offer readers deeper insights into the lives of their favorite superstars. She believes that WWE superstars present valuable life lessons that readers can learn from, as seen in her recent piece on Ronda Rousey's workout video.
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Amal Joyce